# Amortization Schedule in Excel

Originally published at: Amortization Schedule in Excel - Excelbuddy.com

This example shows you how to create an Amortization Schedule in Excel for a loan. In this email, we will look at an auto loan where we finance a car with a \$50,000 loan at a 5.6% interest rate paid back over a 5 year period.

Here is the Excel document you can use to follow along. Cells B3-B6 can all be modified to real world numbers.

## Step 1: Calculate Monthly Payment for Amortization Schedule

#### Syntax:

``=pmt(rate,nper,pv,[fv],[type])``

We need to calculate the Monthly Payment on a \$50,000 loan based on our figures below. This is achieved by using the PMT Function.

``````=pmt(Annual Interest Rate/Payments Per Year,Years of the loan*Payments Per Year,Loan Amount)
````=PMT(B3/B5,B4*B5,B6)```` Since this is a payment, Excel automatically will return the result with a negative value of -\$957.37. ## Step 2: Calculate Principle

#### Syntax:

``=ppmt(rate,per,nper,pv,[fv],[type])``

We now need to calculate the monthly principle portion of the payment. This is done by using the PPMT Function. ``````=ppmt(Annual Interest Rate/Payments Per Year,Payment Number,Years of Loan*Payments Per Year,Loan Amount)
````=PPMT(B3/B5,A9,B4*B5,B6)```` We receive a result of -\$724.03 for the first payment.

## Step 3: Calculate Interest

#### Syntax:

``=IPMT(rate,per,nper,pv,[fv],[type])``

To calculate the interest, we need to use the IPMT Function.

``````=IPMT(Annual Interest Rate/Payments per year,Payment Number,Years of Loan*Payments Per Year,Loan Amount)
````=IPMT(B3/B5,A9,B4*B5,B6)```` We get a result of -\$233.33.

## Step 4: Loan Balance for Amortization Schedule

We want to lock the cells with absolute referencing using F4.

We then want to determine the Loan Balance by taking \$B\$6+C9. Note that we are only locking \$B\$6. Let’s finalize the amortization schedule. The following quick video show you how to use the Fill Handle to auto calculate the loan balance.

Loan Amortization Demo